JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A drunken driver who was convicting of causing a crash that killed his 16-year-old son will remain in prison after a Pennsylvania court rejected his appeal.
State Superior Court Judge Mary Jane Bowes cited 42-year-old Brian Roles’ extensive criminal record and that he changed his story multiple times during the course of his 2012 criminal trial. Pennlive.com reports (http://bit.ly/2tPt7xP ) Roles’ nephew recanted his testimony that initially supported his uncle, and later testified Roles fell asleep at the wheel and that he was told to lie to authorities by Roles.
Investigators said Roles’ blood alcohol level after the crash was more than twice the legal limit and he also had painkillers in his system. A jury convicted Roles of multiple counts, including homicide by vehicle while DUI.